Book Dengue Antigen (Ns1) test in Gurgaon
Avail Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test in Gurgaon through MFine. You can book your Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test from the reputed lab partners of MFine and get samples collected from your doorstep. Post your Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test sample collection, the test reports will be available for download within the next 48 hours. The Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test is highly suggested for the following symptoms:
- Sudden high-grade fever
- Stomach ache
- Joint discomfort
- Muscle ache
- Hazy vision
- Nausea or vomiting.
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How to book Dengue Antigen (Ns1) test in Gurgaon?
What is the Dengue Antigen test used for?
Dengue Antigen Testing is used for detecting the presence of the dengue virus in a person presenting with symptoms related to dengue. The test reliability is more during the acute phase of infection with the dengue virus. That is, from day 1 of onset of fever till day 7. After 7 days, NS1 antigen is usually not recommended and a different antibody called IgM is used for detecting dengue infection.
What is included in the Dengue Antigen test?
Dengue Antigen test includes the detection of a Non-structural protein called NS1. NS1 is a protein produced by the dengue virus in the blood.
Synthetic antibodies used in the test kit bind to the NS1 proteins that are released by the virus in the serum, thus helping in detecting the presence of the dengue virus. Therefore, an NS1 positive Dengue Antigen test indicates the presence of viral infection.
Procedure for Dengue Antigen test
A certified lab technician from MFine will come to your home to collect the samples. First, the blood sample is drawn from the vein using a needle. The entire procedure ensures precautions, hygiene, and safety measures. Then, the sample is handled with utmost care and transported to our accredited laboratory of your choice. In the laboratory, a skilled technician will separate serum from the blood and analyse the presence of non-structural protein (NS1). Your lab results will be available in your MFine profile within 24-48 hours. You can download your test report from there.
How to prepare for the Dengue Antigen test?
No specific preparation is needed for the test. There are no such requirements. Inform your healthcare provider/doctor about the medications you may be taking. It is highly advisable to tell your doctor about your medications before any procedure.
Taking into consideration the current COVID-19 pandemic, kindly take appropriate preventive measures. For example, wear a clean mask, sanitise your hands before sample collection, and maintain social distance apart from sample collection. Likewise, the lab technicians follow required COVID-19 precautionary measures before sample collection.
Things to consider after the Dengue Antigen test is complete
Your lab report will be uploaded to your MFine profile on completing the test procedures. The entire process will be completed within 24- 48 hours. You can download the report, and book a doctor consultation through MFine for further talks.
Once you receive the report, consult a doctor for an accurate interpretation of test results. Do not self diagnose.
What types of infection can the Dengue Antigen test detect?
The Dengue Antigen test detects acute phase infection with the dengue virus, during the initial stages of the disease. The NS1 may show false positivity in the presence of other flaviviruses like the Zika virus or in people infected with or vaccinated against Yellow Fever or Japanese Encephalitis.
How much does the Dengue Antigen test cost?
The cost of the Dengue Antigen test depends on the laboratory of your choice, the service offered, and other facilities. On an approximate estimation, the test price starts from INR 400. After that, it can go up to INR 1300 based on the lab and location.
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for the Dengue Antigen test?
You can expect to get the results for the Dengue Antigen test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in some instances, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal Dengue Antigen test results indicate?
A non-structural protein produced during dengue viral infection can be detected faster. NS1 antigen can be detected as early as 24 hours from the onset of symptoms and can be detectable up to 7 days. It is an efficient biomarker for dengue diagnosis in the acute phase of infection. And the reference is also comparatively simple. It is either positive (antigen present) or negative (antigen absent). The reference remains the same for all the age groups.
Interpretation: (Result in index)
Positive (>1.1): A positive NS1 antigen test result indicates the presence of acute-phase dengue infection in the body.
Negative (<0.9): Meanwhile, a negative NS1 antigen test result indicates different scenarios.
- For a test that is taken between 12-24 hours from the onset of fever, the test might be “undecidable”. The test has to be repeated after 24 hours.
- If the test is done from day 1 to day seven from the onset of fever, and the test is negative it might mean no dengue infection.
- The test is taken from day 1 to day seven, and if the patient tests positive, it indicates the presence of dengue infection. But if the test is negative and the patient suffers from symptoms relevant to dengue-like severe fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, and rash. The test result might be considered as “False Negative”. The repeat test or additional tests may be advised by your doctor.
- If the test is taken after seven days from the onset of fever, NS1 is no longer a reliable test. An additional antibody (IgM) test is required for diagnosis.
Equivocal (0.9-1.1): You will be advised for retesting by your doctor after a few days based on your symptoms.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor to interpret the test reports.
Is the Dengue Antigen test definitive?
Dengue Antigen test is one definitive test in the acute phase of infection with the dengue virus. The test is used to diagnose dengue in the early onset of symptoms, that is, high-grade fever. However if someone tests negative and highly suspicious of Dengue, antibody tests are required to diagnose. After the acute phase infection, the immune system intervenes with the test results. Meaning you might need additional tests if you are testing a week after the fever onset. Always get a consultation from your doctor before performing any test or procedure.
How to read the Dengue Antigen test report?
Dengue Antigen test report is a straightforward interpretation test report. The test is either positive or negative. The test analyzes the presence of a non-structural protein called NS1 produced during the viral infection. NS1 is the most useful biomarker in dengue detection because it appears in the blood within 24 hours from the onset of fever. And it will be detectable in serum up to the 7th – 9th day from the onset of symptoms.
|NS1||Test date (from the onset of symptoms)||Dengue|
|Positive||Day 1 – 7||Present|
|Negative||Day 1 – 7||Absent|
|Negative||After 7th – 9th day.||undecidable|
Always consult a doctor to interpret test results for better assessment. You can also book an online consultation with MFine doctors. You can choose your preferred doctor based on your language preference, location, and fees range. Then, you can connect with your doctor through video call, send your test report and get a prescription. All you need to do is download the MFine app, create your profile and book an online consultation with specialists.
Book your Dengue Antigen test today, give a blood sample from the comfort of your home, and get test results. Everything is possible from one place with MFine.
Why book a Dengue Antigen test?
- Doctors advise a Dengue Antigen test for detecting dengue fever. The antigen test analyses a Non-structural protein known as NS1 in the blood serum. NS1 is produced by the virus into the bloodstream during the infection.
- A positive NS1 test result means the patient is highly suspected of dengue infection.
- If you have a few or more of the following clinical symptoms, you must take an NS1 antigen test. The symptoms are high-grade fever, severe headache, orbital pain (pain behind the eyes), body pain, and fatigue.
- The dengue is more prevalent in Southeast Asia, Central and South America like Texas, Africa, and Pacific islands. And is a seasonal-endemic disease that particularly peaks in December, January, and February.
- Considering the above-mentioned facts about dengue, if you are present in a dengue-endemic area and also have the clinical symptoms. Book your NS1 antigen test immediately and take an online consultation with an MFine doctor.
- Book your online consultation instantly with MFine. Download the app, create your profile and book your consultation. You can choose your doctor based on language preference, location, time, and cost ranges.
- With MFine, take a healthy initiative today!
Dengue Antigen test at home – how does it work?
The Dengue Antigen test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a needle attached to a syringe into a vein. The required amount of blood is then taken into a vacutainer. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with the Dengue Antigen test?
No, the Dengue Antigen test or NS1 antigen test is one of the less invasive procedures with much lesser risk concerns. However, you might feel slight numbness near the injection site that fades away sooner. There is no potential risk factor associated with the Dengue Antigen test. Still, always consider getting consultation from your doctor before any tests or procedures.
What can affect the results of the Dengue Antigen test?
Factors affecting the test results are relatively less in the Dengue Antigen test.
No external factor can make extreme changes in the test results.
NS1 is a non-structural protein released into the bloodstream during the dengue viral infection, which is primarily analysed for detecting the presence of the dengue virus and is accessible only during the initial days of onset of fever. So, if you are getting tested after one week of onset of fever, your doctor might order an additional antibody(IgM) test and an NS1 antigen test.
Why to book Dengue Antigen (Ns1) test?
- The Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test uses an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method to detect the presence of a non-structural protein called NS1 in the serum. This test is recommended for people who have dengue fever or are suspected of having it. Dengue fever is characterised by high-grade fever, headache, chills, joint pain, nausea, fatigue, and body ache. If a person has symptoms of dengue infection or has recently travelled to a high dengue prevalence region, the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test is recommended.
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What does Dengue Antigen (Ns1) measure?
The Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test is used to detect the presence of the dengue virus in a person who is exhibiting dengue-like symptoms. During the acute phase of dengue virus infection, the test is more reliable, i.e., from the first day of fever onset until the seventh day. After seven days, a different antibody known as IgM is used to detect dengue infection. The Dengue Antigen test includes the detection of NS1, a non-structural protein produced by the dengue virus in the blood.
The synthetic antibodies used for the test kit connect to the NS1 proteins launched by the virus in the serum, assisting in the detection of the dengue virus. As a result, a positive NS1 Dengue Antigen test indicates viral infection.
What Preparation is needed for Dengue Antigen (Ns1) test?
There is no need to prepare for the test in any way. Such requirements do not exist. Inform your doctor or healthcare provider about any current medications and supplements. Any medications you are taking must be disclosed to your doctor prior to any surgery.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, take the required precautions. Wear a clean mask, sanitise your hands before taking samples, and maintain a social distance if doing so, for example. Similarly, before taking samples, lab professionals take the appropriate COVID-19 preventative measures.
What happens to your test sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
The dengue virus's non-structural protein can be recognised more quickly. The NS1 antigen can be detected as early as 24 hours after symptoms begin and can last for up to 7 days. It's a useful biomarker for detecting dengue fever early on. Furthermore, the reference is simple. It is either positive (there is an antigen present) or negative (there is no antigen present) (antigen absent). For all age groups, the reference is the same.
Positive (>1.1): A positive NS1 antigen test indicates that the patient is suffering from acute-phase dengue infection.
Negative (<0.9): Meanwhile, a negative NS1 antigen test result reveals a range of scenarios.
- A test performed between 12 and 24 hours after the onset of a fever may be "inconclusive." The test must be repeated after 24 hours.
- If the test is performed between the first and seventh days after the start of fever and the outcome is negative, it may mean that the patient does not have dengue fever.
- From day one to day seven, the test is administered, and a positive outcome shows the presence of dengue infection. If the test is negative and the doctor exhibits similar symptoms with dengue fever, such as high fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, and rash. The screening test could have been labelled as "False Negative."
- Your doctor may advise you to have a repeat test or additional tests.
- If the test is conducted more than seven days after the start of the fever, the NS1 test is no longer credible. An additional antibody (IgM) test is required for diagnosis.
Disclaimer: It has been advised to always consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Garhi Harsaru Census Town, Gurgaon?
Yes, it is easy to avail of at-home sample collection in Gurgaon through MFine. With a single click, you may choose a preferable slot for the test at the convenience of your home, and your test report will be made available in 48 hours.
What is the cost of the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test in Gurgaon?
The cost of the tests depends upon different laboratories and the infrastructure used by the laboratories. The charges for the test in Gurgaon generally range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000.
I live in Chennai. Can I book a Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test for my brother-in-law staying in Gurgaon?
Yes, you can easily book a random blood sugar test for any relatives and old family members living in distant places through the MFine app. You can book a slot as per your suitability with a single click from any place.
How can I reschedule my appointment for Dengue Antigen (Ns1)?
You can easily reschedule the appointment for the Dengu Antigen (Ns1) through the MFine app. The app has an option to reschedule the sample collection date and time.
Is the lab technician coming for Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using a sanitiser and gloves during sample collection.
When is Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test recommended?
The Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test should be performed to indicate the existence of the dengue virus in an individual and to illustrate dengue symptoms. During the acute phase of the disease, the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test is the most precise (day 1 of onset of fever till day 7). If you have any of the symptoms listed, you should get the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) test:
Vomiting or nausea
Bleeding gums or nose
Is a prescription required to book a Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test?
This test does not require a prescription as the dengue Antigen (Ns1) test is used to determine the presence of the Dengu virus in the body.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines if required based on the results.
Is the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test a definitive test?
Dengue Antigen test is a definitive test in the acute phase of infection with the dengue virus. The test is used to diagnose dengue fever in its early stages when the patient has a high fever. If an individual tests negative but is firmly suspected of having Dengue, antibody tests are obligated to produce a diagnosis. Always speak to a doctor before conducting any test or procedure.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test?
Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) and MAC-ELISA are recommended along with dengue antigen (NS 1) test for most accurate results.
What diseases can be detected through the Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test?
The presence of dengue virus infection is indicated by a positive NS1 test result, but the serotype is not revealed. A negative NS1 test result does not rule out the possibility of infection. Individuals who have a negative NS1 test should be tested for dengue IgM antibodies to see if they have recently been exposed to the virus.
How can I download my Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test report?
a. Login to MFine.
b. Go to your profile.
c. Click Attachment and Reports.
d. Click Lab Report and download the same.
Are there any discount offers running on Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test in Gurgaon?
Usually, you can avail of up to a 50% discount on Dengue Antigen (Ns1) Test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.